Underwater, Stefan has hallucinations of Damon telling him to turn off his humanity in order to get out.
At Whitmore, Elena and Caroline try to figure out how Megan knew Elena's father and why her murder was covered up by the school.
Caroline bonds with Jesse over their bad relationships.
Elena, under the control of Silas, ties Damon up and attempts to kill him, but by focusing on the negative feeling she's had about Stefan all summer she returns to normal before she can carry out Silas' wishes.
She finds out the truth about Stefan and temporarily drops out of college to go look for him.
Elena tells Damon that even though Stefan will be there she will still love him.
What's a show about a vampire love triangle between two immortal brothers without the object of their affection? News that she has indeed begun to think about how she'll wrap up the series—which is natural for something that's gone on for seven seasons—and even decided on an end point."I finally realized that my destiny on this show, creatively, is tied in to Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.
Now, a half a season later, the CW hit is in the middle of a creative renaissance and as strong as ever. And I mean that in a really good way," she explains.
"As long as those boys who I now consider my friends want to keep telling the story, then I won't walk away from telling the story." season seven situation here.)"When they are ready to be done telling the story, I will put my pencil down and say that I'm done too, and then we will work together to end it in the best way possible.
With her relationship with Damon still intact, Elena begins her freshman year of college with Caroline at Whitmore College, excited about the chance to have a normal human experience, but their good time ends badly when their roommate is brutally murdered by what seems to be another vampire.
Damon is left to take care of Jeremy, who has trouble adjusting back into school after telling everyone he faked his own death. Bonnie, still dead doesn't want anyone to know that she is dead and has Jeremy masquerade as her.
Katherine has trouble adjusting to being human again and needs Damon's help after Silas comes after her and also her other enemies who are after her as she is vulnerable.
Matt says goodbye to Rebekah after their summer traveling together and runs into an old friend named Nadia.